Where to Park – New Weekend Option This Spring
Saturdays & Sundays Through May 31
Lot at 7100 William C. Harvin – Entrance 35
Parking is $6 per car
Shuttle is free and runs continuously from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to the zoo (early birds: park in the lots outside the zoo to enter at 9 a.m.!)
New Parking at 7100 William C. Harvin – Entrance 35:
Free parking is available outside the zoo’s main entrance on Hermann Park Drive. These free parking lots are part of Hermann Park and are not owned or operated by the zoo.
On busy days, these lots can fill quickly. April and May are also field trip season as the Houston Zoo welcomes students from all over Houston for educational field trips. School buses may cause traffic congestion and limit parking options on weekday mornings; parking may be available in other Hermann Park lots.
Hermann Park Parking Areas
Map of Parking in Hermann Park ›
Provided by the Hermann Park Conservancy
Overflow Parking Garage
Map to the Medical Plaza Garage ›
Directions to the Zoo
The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District. We have two entrances:
Our Main Entrance and parking lot is located at:
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
Our Medical Center Entrance is located on Cambridge Street across from Ben Taub Hospital, and is open only on weekends and major holidays. It provides convenient dropoff, pickup and pedestrian access (There is no parking at this gate).
OPEN 364 DAYS A YEAR!
CLOSED ONLY ON DECEMBER 25
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Last entry at 6:00 p.m.
Special Activity Times
Giraffe Feeding Platform: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
May close due to weather conditions and giraffe participation.
Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park
Open April 1 – October 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Naturally Wild Swap Shop
9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Reptile and Amphibian House: Opens at 10:00 a.m.
Tropical Bird House: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bug House: Opens at 9:30 a.m.
Petting Zoo: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station (at Fannin and Sunset) or Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station (on Fannin between Cambridge and Ross Sterling).
A great reason to go green and ride METRO: save $2 off an adult admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your Q Card, METRO bus, or METRORail ticket at the zoo admission booth!
There is a Houston B-cycle bicycle station in Hermann Park outside the zoo. Houston B-cycle is a “bike sharing” program that works as an additional transportation alternative for people living and visiting Houston. For more information visit the Houston B-cycle website.
Getting Around the Zoo
Houston Zoo Map
Download Our Zoo App